For low-income families, basic and needed repairs to their homes are sometimes impossible. Through Self-Help Enterprises'
program, families are able to preserve and improve their home. The program focuses on major renovation projects designated to bring substandard housing into compliance with current building codes and standards.
One family that has benefited from the program is Amada Lopez, a single mother of two young boys, who was in desperate need of home repairs after suddenly losing her husband. She resided in a dilapidated home with no funds to make necessary repairs.
After contacting Self-Help Enterprises about the City of Woodlake's housing rehabilitation program, Ms. Lopez qualified for a 0% interest deferred payment loan to make all necessary repairs. Repairs to her home included re-roofing and roof structure repair, installing AC, insulating the entire home, installing new energy-efficient windows and rain gutters, replacing water and sewer lines, installing a new water heater, installing new kitchen cabinets and flooring, and painting the exterior/interior of the home.
Ms. Lopez often worried about living in the unsafe conditions of their home. Today, her family resides in a new, safe home that serves as a foundation for a bright future.